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Aberdeen-based FirstGroup  owns Ireland’s Aircoach business

Transport giant FirstGroup said recent trading has been on track as it revealed plans to hand £500 million (€587m) back to shareholders. Shares in th(...)

 Aircoach: “The current restrictions at Level 5 for passenger transport operators mean a carrying capacity of 25 per cent.”  Photograph: Frank Miller

Passenger numbers on private bus operator Aircoach have plummeted by over 90 per cent in the past year due to the Covid-19 pandemic impact. Managing (...)

Aircoach parent FirstGroup reported a €333 million loss and withdrew its dividend for the year to March in results announced on Wednesday. Photograph: Frank Miller

Aircoach parent FirstGroup reported a £300 million (€333 million) loss and withdrew its dividend for the year to March, as the transport operator was (...)

Profits rise at Aircoach on back of revenue growth

 The growth of Dublin Airport and the increase in city-based events in Dublin were key to the increase to €30.2 million in revenue at private bus(...)

Passengers often complain that public transport can be expensive, overcrowded, slow and lacking reach. Photograph: iStock

As pollution released by vehicles and industry continues to have severe consequences for our health and the environment, sustainable transport has nev(...)

As well as Aircoach, FirstGroup also runs Great Western Railway, South Western Railway and TransPennine Express. Photograph: Frank Miller

Aircoach owner FirstGroup has defeated attempts by an activist investor to oust six board members, including the chief executive and chairman. Howeve(...)

Dervla McKay: “We hope that a deal between all sides lands sensibly for all businesses in Ireland.”

Dervla McKay is the chief executive of private bus and coach operator Aircoach. The business, a subsidiary of First Group, provides all car park and s(...)

Aircoach runs services between Dublin airport and the city, and Belfast. Photograph: Frank Miller

Inflationary wage pressures and the recruitment of new drivers contributed to pre-tax profits at private coach operator Aircoach decreasing by 24 per (...)

Termini on Arkle Road in Sandyford:  The offices feature shower  facilities, an on-site cafe  as well as  generous car- and bicycle-parking provisions

London-based Aldgate Developments has obtained finance from Starwood Capital to fund the development of its new 20,625sq m (222,000sq ft) office block(...)

The company offers a full refund within 30 days if its product fails to boost the customer’s broadband. Photograph: Getty Images

FleetConnect, the firm that operates wifi on buses and trains across the State, plans to capitalise on the Government’s faltering broadband process by(...)

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